Enhancing Operational Technology
HAHN Digital is the expert for digitalization in manufacturing companies. With integrated, smart solutions HAHN Digital helps clients to work faster, more efficient and more flexible. The combined use of automation, robotics and digitalization benefits along with in-depth data analyses helps companies master the challenges of modern production in a smart factory. For this, HAHN Digital brings the agile, goal-oriented working methods of a startup and the long-standing experience of the HAHN Group together. Based on continuous updates and improvements of solutions, HAHN Digital is a long-term business partner with a service-oriented approach for digital change.Weiterlesen
EVE Suite – Innovative Solutions
With EVE Suite, HAHN Digital provides a portfolio of innovative solutions that put the digital transformation of tomorrow’s Smart Factory into practice. Upon the integration of EVE Suite services into their processes, users can noticeably increase their output regarding the most important factors: Productivity, Efficiency, Quality and Flexibility.
With the EVE Vision product line, HAHN Digital offers a solution for the challenges of the manual visual inspection: Automated visual inspection with an automatic end-of-line tester. The advanced machine vision algorithms of EVE Vision take error proofing to an unprecedented level.
The advantages of EVE Vision:
- Excellent error proofing as a result of machine learning and computer vision algorithms.
- Quick operational readiness with intuitive control and automated motion planning.
- Saving of resources and improved results via automated quality control and end-of-line testing.
Ready to use within a few hours only
EVE Vision can be activated within just a few hours. Its intuitive control enables easy operation. Employees do not require any previous experience with software programming, camera or robot technology. Models of products that are subject to computer-vision testing are generated based on surface scans and CAD data. Afterwards, the software takes over motion and image planning automatically. After a few hours, EVE Vision starts with the automated product testing. With every end-of-line testing, the machine learning algorithms will improve with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). The accompanying automation of quality control can bring substantial savings in resources to companies. The improved testing quality renders elaborate manual visual inspection unnecessary.
Higher product quality through machine vision
With the aid of special computer vision technology, EVE Vision scans and identifies surfaces, labels, text, barcodes, bolts, plugs, and ports. The machine vision detectors are specialized on various cases of application and are pre-equipped with several thousand reference images. This ensures a high detection rate starting with the very first inspected part that even identifies small details like screw-depth or the condition of bolt heads. Furthermore, individual detectors can be developed.
Process optimization through automatic end-of-line testing
As a complete solution for end-of-line testing, EVE Vision significantly reduces the company’s initial effort with inspecting products. Employees can autonomously expand, change, or adjust the inspection plan, which makes the process much faster, more economical, and more flexible.
HAHN Digital Consulting guides manufacturing companies through their digital transformation.
In order to make companies faster, more flexible, and more efficient, HAHN Digital accompanies the planning, conception, and implementation of digital transformation in manufacturing companies. This puts customers in the position to master increasing competitive pressure as well as increasing demands on quality, delivery times, customer focus, and innovation.
In the context of these consulting services, three successful elements meet at HAHN Digital:
- The use of established frameworks for the systematic support of digital transformation such as the acatech Industry 4.0 Index or RAMI 4.0.
- State-of-the-art know-how of trends and developments in the area of operational technology (OT)
- More than 30 years of experience with automation and industrial robotics in the HAHN Group
The support of digital transformation in manufacturing (industry 4.0) requires organizational changes on several levels. Companies can only benefit from digitalization potentials of technological progress when they take a critical look at their resources, information systems, their organization, and their corporate culture first. This is where HAHN Digital starts accompanying companies – from the initial consideration to the realization and recommended actions for setting up a smart factory.
During this process, HAHN Digital Consulting responds to any relevant questions that may arise for manufacturing companies such as:
- In which areas is the implementation of digital solutions for automated information retrieval or improved communication beneficial and profitable?
- Which data are relevant and how can they be assessed for a specific application?
- Which organizational and procedural shifts have to be implemented in order to achieve the maximum benefit of a new technological solution?
HAHN Digital Consulting provides manufacturing companies with the following comprehensive services:
- Analysis of potentials and prioritization of application fields for digital solutions in manufacturing
- Realization of quick proof of concepts or pilot projects in order to make potentials of success for data-based workflows tangible.
- Planning of an optimized OT architecture for data use and connection to the IT world of operational information systems
- Management of the extensive realization process in manufacturing
- Individual support
Digital Readiness Quickcheck
HAHN Digital performs a Digital Readiness Quick Check for customers. Digitalization potentials – also referred to as digital maturity – of certain processes or products is assessed on the basis of a profound analysis. Following models like the acatech Industry 4.0 Maturity Index and VDMA Industry 4.0 Readiness Check, a methodical procedure is applied to identify customized solution approaches to process digitalization.
The status quo analysis of the examined processes and products is summarized in a compact result report. This document shows the required steps including the according prioritization that can lead to a systematic increase in maturity.
Quick Proof of Concepts
Proof of concept projects are a method of making digital transformation potentials of a company tangible within a very short time. Goals and applications of the respective proof of concepts are determined in cooperation with the customer. HAHN Digital develops solutions for the according test application and its technical requirements for a potential rollout based on the customer’s data and the customer’s equipment and products.
By virtue of using HAHN Digital’s own products such as EVE Suite, projects in the fields of analytics, visual inspection, remote maintenance support and product OT security can be realized particularly time efficiently. For anything beyond these thematic areas, HAHN Digital analyses state-of-the-art solution providers matching the individual application and manages the performance of the pilot project.
Future Concepts for Operational Technology
HAHN Digital develops concepts for the future architecture of OT systems on the shop floor and the connection to operational information systems in close cooperation with manufacturing companies. The networking of these systems enables a data-based and constant improvement that aims at high flexibility of internal processes and a high response capability for unscheduled events.
By using customized target images, HAHN Digital creates a project plan to translate the overall concept which consists of several technical concepts for the future OT architecture and delivers a comprehensive basis for the implementation plan and investment calculation.
Multi Project and Program Management in Digital Transformation
With a detailed multi project or program management respectively, HAHN Digital controls the various projects in the digital transformation of the customer’s business. This procedure ensures the ideal achievement of project objectives in terms of time, budget, and content.
The agile and classic project management methods of the program management ensure that important accompanying steps for the transformation success are initiated and realized. These steps include internal change communication and change marketing measures as well as continuous employee trainings for organizational transitions.
As a result, the integration of digital solutions into a company is optimized by process transitions and employee training. The company can identify new potentials and realize them to its day-to-day operations.
Whether you have just started your journey, or you are already halfway in the middle and you are missing the last components for a successful implementation: HAHN Digital consults and supports you with every aspect of your operational technology and your digital transformation.
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